Develops critical thinking skills.
Encourages communication and builds language skills.
Restores focus and sparks engagement.
Provides a path to success for disadvantaged students.
Improves the teaching and learning experience.
Makes teaching and learning fun (again).
Source: RAFT 2013
Follow the links to research, resources and websites relating to the benefits of hands-on teaching and learning in schools;
ARTICLE - Why Learning Should Be Messy
ARTICLE - Implementing a cross-curricular approach
WEBSITE - Hands-On Learning Australia
WEBSITE - The Genius Of Play
VIDEO - The Genius of Play: Science, technology and math skills start in the playroom!